The woman who fought City Hall and helped bring down the most powerful man in New York (changing the direction of urban planning in America in the process)   - Jane Jacobs

The woman who fought City Hall and helped bring down the most powerful man in New York (changing the direction of urban planning in America in the process) - Jane Jacobs

The Death and Life of Great American Cities - Jane Jacobs

The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs

Well, maybe. She’s known for championing urban diversity. But her real prescience lay in her fears about the fragility of democracy in America.

Did Jane Jacobs Predict the End of the U.S.?

Well, maybe. She’s known for championing urban diversity. But her real prescience lay in her fears about the fragility of democracy in America.

Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs

Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs

Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took On New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American

Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took On New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American

After watching “Citizen Jane” — the excellent new documentary about writer-activist Jane Jacobs and her titanic struggles with New York urban planning czar Robert Moses, who preferred high-rises and highways to human beings — I got to thinking about San Francisco’s own Moses, Justin Herman.  Back in the late 1950s and ’60s, when Herman ruled over the city as executive director of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, he was responsible for razing much of the Fillmore district and…

Time to rename Justin Herman Plaza … and to tax the rich

After watching “Citizen Jane” — the excellent new documentary about writer-activist Jane Jacobs and her titanic struggles with New York urban planning czar Robert Moses, who preferred high-rises and highways to human beings — I got to thinking about San Francisco’s own Moses, Justin Herman. Back in the late 1950s and ’60s, when Herman ruled over the city as executive director of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, he was responsible for razing much of the Fillmore district and…

In a field dominated by men, Jacobs broke through with groundbreaking, decidedly female ideas about how cities should work

Jane Jacobs and the Power of Women Planners

In a field dominated by men, Jacobs broke through with groundbreaking, decidedly female ideas about how cities should work

A true original who inspired a generation with her writings and activism in support of community-based planning.

A true original who inspired a generation with her writings and activism in support of community-based planning.

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